Submissions in September are open and it’s free for all!


There are some guidelines though…


Maximum 1000 words.

Fiction and nonfiction welcome but no poems, I’m afraid.

No previously published work (and that includes published on social media/personal blogs).

Please read the magazine to get a sense of what we might like.


Send your work to

Paste the work into the body of the email – we don’t open attachments (long story!)

A short cover letter is nice – you can address us as Dear Chris or Dear Jellyfish – and include a wordcount, a short, third-person bio and a friendly hello.

One submission per writer only


We reserve the right to stop this submission call at any time if there are too many submissions to handle!


No submission fee, but if you can afford it, please donate. Please help us pay our writers and our costs. We need more money. As long as we have enough money to do so, we will pay writers a small $25 honorarium upon publication.


jellyfish submissions

Jellyfish Review Targets for 2021 calendar year

This is probably going to be a quiet time for us, but our target this year is for 50% of our published work to be by writers of colour.


Donations are welcome and have zero impact on our consideration of submissions

(Donations help us cover some of our costs, so please do consider giving something. Please consider giving lots – that would be lovely)


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(last updated September 2021)

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We only ask for first publication rights and the right to display the work for the duration of the journal.